Thrive OT Team

Thrive Occupational Therapists


Naomi Fahey

Senior Occupational Therapist

Naomi completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) in 1996. She has worked as a paediatric occupational therapist for over 20 years in both hospital and community based settings.
Naomi has worked at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital working with children with acquired brain injury, neurological conditions, long term inpatient infants, outpatient sessions for children with developmental delays and upper limb splinting clinics.  She has previously been a clinician and later a coordinator for the Women’s & Children’s Hospital – Child Development Unit.
Naomi also worked in community health when she was involved in setting up the occupational therapy service at Inner Southern Community Health Service (now Marion GP Plus Health Care Service), this included her working developmentally and relationally with families with children aged from birth to 4 years with developmental needs.

Naomi provides sessions at Thrive on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s.

Carla Koay

Senior Occupational Therapist

Carla completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) in 2006. Since then, she has worked as a paediatric OT, including working as a part of the Children and Families team at Marion GP Plus Health Care Centre, in private practice, and as the senior occupational therapist at Can:Do4Kids. She is passionate about working relationally with children and their families and is committed to creating strong partnerships in therapy.
Carla is experienced in working with infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers and school aged children with a wide range of needs and diagnoses’. She is particularly interested in the areas of regulation, social and emotional development, sensory processing, play, and motor skills development. Carla is a qualified Marte-Meo practitioner.

Carla provides sessions at Thrive on Thursday’s.

Emma Elix

Senior Occupational Therapist

Emma completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) in 2003.

Emma has over 16 years of occupational therapy experience working with adults with a range of conditions impacting on their daily lives. Emma has worked as an occupational therapist within South Australia, interstate and overseas.


Emma is a mother of twin daughters and has a lived experience of being a parent of a child with complex needs. This has made Emma highly motivated to use her occupational therapy skills to work with children and their families. Emma is aware of the importance of family centred care which is core to her paediatric occupational therapy service delivery.

Emma provides sessions at Thrive on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday’s.

Sue VanDeLoo

Senior Occupational Therapist

Sue completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability Studies). Since this time she has worked as a paediatric OT in hospital, country and community settings.

Sue has worked as a paediatric occupational therapist at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital.  She has also worked with children at Novita Children’s Service.

Sue has a wide range of experience including infants, developmental, physical and orthopaedics.  

Sue provides sessions at Thrive on Wednesday’s.

Aiesha Seyfang

Senior Occupational Therapist

Aiesha  completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at the University of South Australia in 2016.

Aiesha has been working as a paediatric OT in Sydney for the past 4 years.  She is enthusiastic about helping children of all ages develop their fine and gross motor and sensory skills with treatments that are fun, yet challenging and achievable. She is able to quickly identify and develop individualised evidence-based therapy. 

Aiesha has gained valuable experience with assessing and treating children of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delay, Sensory Processing Difficulties, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome and other less common syndromes.

 Aiesha has a particular interest in feeding therapy, helping families of children of fussy feeders. She has completed additional training in DIR Floortime, SOS Approach to Feeding, ALERT Program: How Does Your Engine Run, Handwriting Without Tears

Aiesha provides sessions at Thrive on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.